(UPDATED, Jan. 21) Produce industry pioneer Frieda Rapoport Caplan, 96, has died.
The phase one trade agreement signed by the U.S. and China Jan. 15 will deliver potential trade gains for U.S. growers of potatoes, blueberries, avocados, and other crops.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has prepared a pest risk assessment for imports of Japanese muskmelons.
The U.S. and China will sign what is being called a “phase one” trade deal by mid-January.
The Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops (SISC) online calculator will take wing in February to help produce growers document and report on the sustainability practices they are using in their businesses.
Now is the time to respond to both the 2019 Census of Horticultural Specialties and the 2019 Organic Survey, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says.
A survey of about 200 U.S.-based registered dietitians by the Folsom, Calif.-based U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council reveals that 86% of those polled said they recommend blueberries frequently or always.
With overwhelming bipartisan support, the House of Representatives passed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement with a vote of 385-41, setting up a vote in the Senate early next year.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $23.5 million in grant funding awards through the Farmers Market Promotion Program and Local Food Promotion Program,